The New York Times is looking for a reporter to cover the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions.
Giant corporate deals not only remake entire industries, but they also change the world in which we live. Look no further than Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods or the tie-up between CVS and Aetna. M&A is a global industry, generating big profits at Wall Street banks and smaller advisory firms, employing an army of lawyers and consultants, and creating a caste of superstar investment bankers. Throw in a touch of antitrust law and geopolitics, and it’s a very hot beat.
We want a well-sourced reporter who can explain M&A and the broader deals landscape to both regular readers and a professional audience. This person should be able to break news about the biggest, most important deals and to write authoritative on-the-fly stories when deals get announced. But we also view this beat as more than just transactional. We want a reporter to help explain what happens after all the papers are signed and the lawyers have left the room – how these mergers affect communities, corporate culture and consumers.
The right candidate should be able to produce a mix of important scoops, hard-hitting investigations, news analyses, trends stories, and features. This person should also be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling, as we rethink our financial coverage. Most importantly, we are looking for a hard-hitting reporter who works well in a team.
This is New York-based Guild position.
To apply, go here.